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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Ecstasy Generation: Moody & Stupid
Campaign Broadcasting Funding – Who Gets What
ACT Chasing Party Vote, Not Epsom
Saudis Makes First Post-9/11 Al Qaeda Arrests
Unanswered Questions: From The Wilderness
ZZZZZzzzzzt Readers Feedback
Latest Suicide Bombing Draws Condemnation
Tube Talk: Return Of The Son Of Braindead News
So Much For The Secret Payout Crackdown
The Jim Anderton Show Hits The Road
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
National’s Teacher Crisis Solution
Munted Members’ Cannabis Castle
Not Such An Old Coot, After All
Educating Teenage Parents – Breaking The Cycle
Health Services At Risk
French Affront To All That Is Moral
Waikato Water – You Can Drink It
Labour/Green Stand-off Just A Smokescreen

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Ecstasy Generation: Moody & Stupid

- The results of a new British study suggest the recreational drug Ecstasy impairs memory and the ability to visually discern patterns, researchers claimed yesterday. See... E Makes You Forget Things & Fail To See Patterns [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00111.htm


Campaign Broadcasting Funding – Who Gets What

- The Electoral Commission today announced its allocations of election broadcasting time and funds to political parties for next month’s general election. See... Allocation Of Election Broadcasting Funds [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00108.htm


ACT Chasing Party Vote, Not Epsom

- ACT New Zealand President Catherine Judd announced today that ACT would be asking voters for party votes only, ending speculation that high-profile MP Rodney Hide would contest the seat of Epsom. See... ACT Campaigns For Party Vote Nationwide [1] - Rodney Hide - Campaign For Party Vote [2] - Richard Prebble - Epsom Decision Welcomed [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00107.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00323.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00326.htm


Saudis Makes First Post-9/11 Al Qaeda Arrests

- JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia announced its first al-Qaida-related arrests since Sept. 11 and said Tuesday it was holding 11 Saudis, an Iraqi and a Sudanese man behind a plot to shoot down a U.S. military plane taking off from a Saudi air base. See... Link: Saudi Arabia Arrest Al-Qaida Terrorists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00114.htm


Unanswered Questions: From The Wilderness

- It's good to have you with us. Now, let's begin by talking about what...about that which makes you so interesting to government officials, but also to the packed audiences who fill your speaking halls and those who subscribe to your publication, "From the Wilderness." See... Unanswered Questions: Rough Transcript Of Rough IV [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00113.htm


ZZZZZzzzzzt Readers Feedback

- With the forthcoming election there is really little, except for ideological thinking, to differentiate between any of the major parties. See... Feedback: Pepper Pots - Angry of Mayfair Writes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00110.htm


Latest Suicide Bombing Draws Condemnation

- Amnesty International strongly condemns the bomb attack that killed at least 19 people and wounded 50 others, including children, during rush-hour in Jerusalem. See... Amnesty Condemns Bomb Attack On Bus In Jerusalem [1] MORE: - NZ Govt - Goff Condemns Suicide Bombing [2] - Gush Shalom - Dry Up Suicide Bombings [3] - UK Govt - Straw on suicide bomb attack [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00069.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00325.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00068.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00067.htm


Tube Talk: Return Of The Son Of Braindead News

- After half an hour of watching Judy Bailey holding back the tears, or reporters shivering as they stand outside Parliament delivering some poorly researched speculation dressed up like a story, even TV2’s inane Big Brother looks like a tempting alternative. See... Tube Talk: When Bad News Attacks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00109.htm


So Much For The Secret Payout Crackdown

- Labour should reveal all secret payouts before the election, so the public can see they didn't deliver on their promise, National Leader Bill English said today. See... Did Labour Really Mean It? [1] MORE: - Trevor Mallard - Newman Should Get A Dose Of Reality [2] - PSA - ‘Golden Handshake’ Term Misleading [3] - Muriel Newman - Government Hypocrisy [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00320.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0206/S00330.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00112.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00324.htm


The Jim Anderton Show Hits The Road

- Jim Anderton has welcomed an invitation to join the Progressive Coalition and lead it into the 2002 election. See... Progressive Coalition Invitation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00314.htm


Katya Rivas

- My daughter, console Me… My own are working to abolish the Holy Sacrifice of Mass. Today they blaspheme, deceive, offend and condemn Me. See... Katya Rivas: My Light Is Near [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00108.htm



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Black Seeds in a pod

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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National’s Teacher Crisis Solution

- The Government is making no progress on the secondary teachers' pay dispute, particularly since Helen Clark announced last week there would be no more money available, says National Leader Bill English. See... National Will Pay Good Teachers More [1] REACTION: - PPTA - And The Moon And Stars To Boot [2] - Trevor Mallard - National’s Empty Promises [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00322.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0206/S00049.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00328.htm


Munted Members’ Cannabis Castle

- “The Greens have proven themselves to be nothing more than a gaggle of high happy, hippy hoboes through their determination to have New Zealand become a Cannabis Castle in the South Pacific”, said New Zealand First Leader and MP for Tauranga, Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... Pot Plugging Greens Are Dis-Jointed [1] SEE ALSO: - NORML - Cannabis Law Reform [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00316.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00106.htm


Not Such An Old Coot, After All

- I recently met a Chinese politician who was described to me as “one of China’s young, new breed of future leaders.” See... Anderton Speech To Upper Hutt Greypower [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00332.htm


Educating Teenage Parents – Breaking The Cycle

- “Getting teenage parents back to school and helping them to be good parents is key to preventing crime tomorrow,” says Corrections Minister Matt Robson. See... Keeping The Next Generation Of Kids Out Of Jail [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00331.htm


Health Services At Risk

- The strike by the nurses of Auckland's three district health boards shows that the Government is prepared to place Aucklanders' health services at risk, National Health Spokesperson Roger Sowry said today. See... Govt must act to ensure strike doesn't go ahead [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00319.htm


French Affront To All That Is Moral

- “Concern that French children’s attitude to sex is being warped by early exposure to hard-core pornography” is the subject of a recent news report in the Guardian newspaper. See... “Baise-Moi”, Porn And French Children [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00110.htm


Waikato Water – You Can Drink It

- Auckland Medical Officers of Health have approved water treated at Watercare Service Ltd’s new Waikato River Water Treatment Plant at Tuakau for supply to Aucklanders. See... Waikato Water Approved For Supply [1] and Treated Waikato Water In Taps Soon [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0206/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0206/S00058.htm


Labour/Green Stand-off Just A Smokescreen

- Helen Clark's claim that Labour won't go into coalition with the Greens has no credibility, ACT leader Richard Prebble says. See... Labour Already In De Facto Coalition With Greens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00327.htm

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